UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON-LINE

UNITED STATES V. FINNELL, 185 U. S. 236 (1902)

Subscribe to Cases that cite 185 U. S. 236 RSS feed for this section

U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Finnell, 185 U.S. 236 (1902)

United States v. Finnell

No. 623

Submitted February 28, 1902

Decided April 21, 1902

185 U.S. 236

Syllabus

The district and circuit courts of the United States are always open for the transaction of some business which may be transacted under the orders of the judge in his absence, and on such transaction rest the plaintiff's claims in this case, which the court sustain as business which could be transacted by the clerk in the absence of the judge, following the departmental construction of the statutes.

Of course, if that construction were obviously or clearly wrong it would be the duty of the court to so adjudge; but if there simply be doubt as to the soundness of that construction, the action of the government in conformity with it for many years should not be overruled except for cogent reasons.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.


chanrobles.com



ChanRobles Professional Review, Inc.

ChanRobles Professional Review, Inc. : www.chanroblesprofessionalreview.com
ChanRobles On-Line Bar Review

ChanRobles Internet Bar Review : www.chanroblesbar.com
ChanRobles CPA Review Online

ChanRobles CPALE Review Online : www.chanroblescpareviewonline.com
ChanRobles Special Lecture Series

ChanRobles Special Lecture Series - Memory Man : www.chanroblesbar.com/memoryman